In a world that revolves around technology and where business is now truly global, the pressure to be available anytime, anyplace, anywhere means we are continually plugged in. This is having a detrimental effect on our mental and physical wellbeing.
Mental health problems constitute the largest single source of world economic burden, with an estimated global cost of £1.6 trillion*.
As a training and development company, Excel Communications believes in a holistic approach to investing in people which includes both skills development and mental and physical wellbeing.
We tend to focus on training our people on how to be better managers and leaders, but we fail to invest in giving them the tools and techniques to look after themselves and their people.
Without investment in your employee’s wellbeing, productivity will suffer and attrition rates increase which has a knock on effect to business performance and spending.
This is why we have developed Excel Wellbeing: a suite of stand-alone offerings that can also enhance leadership or management development programmes.
*Mental Health Foundation
This workshop explores how to manage your mental health in the workplace and provide effective intervention to support your team and colleagues. It identifies the signs and symptoms of common mental health issues, uncovers the legal implications an employer has to support its workforce and how to manage conversations and absences due to mental ill health.
Resilience is a way of combatting stressors in your life. This workshop explores our awareness of resilience by decreasing stress levels and improving productivity. We allow participants to use simple yet effective resilience building strategies which equip them to deal with more challenging clients, situations and fast paced change.
People are creatures of habit. 98% of our thoughts are the same day after day. Our brains aren’t naturally wired to create and embrace change. Fortunately we can retrain our brains to be more agile.
This is a programme designed by our business partners, Tracom Group
Modern life means that the majority of us spend 47% of our time distracted, which has a big impact on our performance, productivity, relationships and happiness. Mindfulness is a dynamic process to train your attention to what is going on in the moment, and gain experiential insights for behavioural and physiological change
In recent years, researchers have found links between practising daily mindfulness for as little as 6 weeks to be effective in treating a range of health conditions and boosting the auto immune system.
In particular there is clear evidence that shows mindfulness can improve workplace performance in areas such as:
We offer a wide range of counselling and coaching services to our clients. This can be done on a retainer basis or a timed contract. Our counsellors and coaches can provide confidential 1:1 support for individuals who may want to have ad-hoc sessions or regular, on-going counselling sessions. Our counsellors and coaches come from a business background so can connect with the challenges of work and home life.
There’s been significant research in recent years to support the positive effect nature has on mental and physical wellbeing. We spend so much of our time sat at our desks, in front of a screen so this workshop is an opportunity for a complete change of scenery and to re-connect to mother-nature.
This workshop explores the harmful long-term effects of stress on our mental and physical health and provides strategies for managing individual stressors more effectively. It defines what stress is, and how it can play out in our personal lives and in the workplace.
Art therapy allows you to become creative which helps you access emotions and deliver new meaning, deeper self- and team-awareness and greater insight.
Being creative has many therapeutic benefits and so this is a great opportunity for you to get in touch with your inner child and have some fun! In addition you will have the opportunity to reflect on what you’ve created and explore its meaning in more detail.
This workshop is extremely practical and encourages active engagement; individual and group work; and live in-the-moment application to real work place examples. The workshop is designed to respectfully both challenge and inspire.
This workshop introduces the importance of mental health, and identifies the signs and symptoms of mental health issues such as Anxiety, Depression and Psychosis. It explores the importance of managing your mental health and uncovers strategies to help manage it effectively. Using the STOP Action Planning tool, you will learn how to identify and help others experiencing mental distress.
This short workshop addresses the need to approach and start the conversation with members of the workforce experiencing mental health difficulties. It identifies how to manage the conversation to an effective conclusion for the individual in distress; highlighting the important factors such as supportive language, where to have it and awareness of useful services to signpost to.
Hearing somebody distressed and considering suicide is an extremely difficult situation. The more information and knowledge you have on how to support someone in this crisis, the more confident you will feel to handle this situation. Learn about spotting the signs of suicidal tendencies and how to act and respond, as well as managing your own self-care.
Mental health awareness needs to be part of culture change in organisations. What are you and your team members doing to look out for not just themselves, but each other too. We all have a responsibility to be aware of mental health triggers and feel able to respond appropriately. Get an overview of mental health and wellbeing awareness plus tips and tools to focus on increasing self-care.